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SPEED SPORT Photo Of The Week

Shane Golobic, driving Bryan Clauson's No. 17w,  paces the field ahead of Monday's National Sprint League Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway. (Frank Smith Photo)

It’s time once again to recognize one of our great photography contributors by selecting the SPEED SPORT Photo of the Week.

MAGAZINE: Blaney Gets Back To His Dirt Roots

Over the last several years Dave Blaney has returned to his roots in dirt track racing. (Frank Smith Photo)

Dave Blaney, who turns 54 in October, has been fast this season but a violent crash May 4 at Eldora Speedway set him back a bit with a concussion. Prior to the crash, he raced with the All Stars in Pennsylvania, performing well in outings at Selinsgrove and Port Royal Speedways.

SPEED SPORT Top Performers

SPEED SPORT Top Performers

We’re back with our weekly edition of SPEED SPORT Top Performers. Which five drivers appear on our list this week?

MAGAZINE: Tire Soaking Hurts Dirt Racing

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Dirt-track racing is making a run again. Car counts are up, attendance is up and the sport is thriving. We have to be very careful not to screw this up as an industry and break it down.

Torn From The Headlines: Aug. 14, 1974

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Three score and four years of tradition and an estimated $8 million a year in hard cash remains hanging in the balance for auto racing as the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company on Monday again postponed an official announcement on abolition or curtailment of its racing program.

Racers Mourn Death Of Bryan Clauson

Bryan Clauson poses in victory lane after winning an AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series race at Eldora Speedway this year. (Paul Arch Photo)

The racing world is mourning the death of 27-year-old open-wheel veteran Bryan Clauson. Clauson died Sunday from injuries sustained in a crash Saturday night at the Belleville (Kan.) High Banks.. Many of his friends and fellow competitors took to social media to respond and grieve. Below is a collection of some of those posts from Twitter.

PHOTOS: Bryan Clauson Through The Years

An excited Bryan Clauson get mobbed by a sea of photographers as he stands on his roll cage celebrating after winning the 2014 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals main event. (Hein Brothers Photo)

In memory of the life and career of Bryan Clauson, take a look at these photos spanning his entire racing career, from his brief foray into NASCAR, to his amazing dirt track career and his three starts in the Indianapolis 500.

Clauson Succumbs To Belleville Injuries

Bryan Clauson

Veteran open-wheel racer Bryan Clauson died Sunday from injuries suffered in a violent crash during Saturday night’s Belleville Nationals feature at the Belleville High Banks in Kansas. He was 27 years old.

MAGAZINE: There’s No Place Like Home

Chad Kemenah could claim yet another Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title this year if luck goes his way. (Frank Smith Photo)

Now, thanks to Ohio car owners Rob and Rita Hunter, Kemenah has been reunited with his brother, Brian, who is once again turning the wrenches. As of July 1, Kemenah was leading the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions points and had won the Ohio Sprint Speedweek title for the second time. He had posted one win with the series this season — his 30th career victory — and he won the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series feature at Fremont (Ohio) Speedway.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Gives Recovery Update

Dale Earnhardt Jr. met with the media on Friday at Watkins Glen Int'l to give an update on his recovery from concussion-like symptoms that have kept him sidelined for the last three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. (Dennis Bicksler Photo)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. made his first appearance at a race track since announcing he would be forced to miss races after being diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms last month on Friday at Watkins Glen Int’l.

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